Railroad News

Ohio Woman Killed at Non-Gated Wheeling & Lake Erie Crossing

(Sycamore, Ohio – July 24, 2012)

 A 41-year-old female motorist died early Tuesday afternoon at about 2:14 P.M. when her 1994 Ford Tempo collided with a westbound Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway freight train at the non-gated crossing of Ohio State Route 67 (Kilborn Street) in Sycamore, OH.

Shelly A. Cleveland of Republic, OH was pronounced dead at the scene of the tragedy.

The State Route 67 crossing has no crossing gates to protect motorists from collisions such as occurred Tuesday, although it does have flashing lights.

The Bucyrus Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol was investigating the tragic accident.